I was talking to a friend about how great this book is and she said, oh, I thought about getting that book but I saw it was a diabetes cookbook so I figured it had weird ingredients. No! There are no weird ingredients at all in this book! Just delicious and nutritious, real food, seasonally organized meals that everyone can eat and will love! So far my favorite is the Pesto Vegetable Soup with Chicken! So delicious and perfect as the weather has been so cold where we live! If you have diabetes this book will surely help you manage it but if you don't have diabetes this book will keep you on track to prevent it. Highly recommended!